The Bargain Hunter: Last-minute gifts on the high street


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Whether you're hunting for a last-minute gift or just want to add to your Christmas provisions, there are still plenty of high street stores offering cut-price products this Christmas Eve. Laura Ashley is one of several retailers with a 50 per cent off Christmas sale set to extend into next week. There are huge savings in its furniture, homeware and fashion departments, with some of the best deals to be found among women's knitwear. You can see a full selection of discounted items at, but online purchases won't arrive in time for Christmas.

Stylish savings at Kurt Geiger

Another major fashion brand offering reductions this weekend is Kurt Geiger, where there are half-price discounts on everything from men's walking boots to women's high heels and jewellery. The sale will run while stocks last and you can find your nearest Kurt Geiger store by heading over to and entering your postcode.

Clintons' cut-price stocking fillers

Clintons Cards is offering hundreds of stocking fillers for a fraction of their normal price. Calendars, diaries, cuddly toys and wrapping paper is all included in the sale, with boxed Christmas cards also now half price. Who says you have to use them this year?

Shutl service can be a time saver

For those who can't make it out of the house today, Argos' Shutl service delivers online purchases within 90 minutes of placing an order. Cost depends on the product and delivery address, and the service is only available at selected stores in London, but if you live in the capital and are strapped for time, it could prove invaluable. Visit for more information, or, to start using the service right away, select Shutl when choosing the delivery method at Argos' online

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